Indonesian Sambal

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Jun. 03, 2010

We make this spicy Indonesian influenced condiment that is perfect with a variety of grilled seafood. It may look like a lot of ingredients, but it's a really simple assembly.


Jalapeno/Thai bird chillies 2 Medium
Onion 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) , chopped
Ginger 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , peeled, cut into very small pieces
Macadamia nut 6 Medium
Garlic clove 4 Medium
Brown sugar 2 Teaspoon , firmly packed
Turmeric powder 2 Teaspoon
Salt 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Cracked black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
Paprika 1 Teaspoon
Bay leaf 1 Medium
Lemon grass 2 Medium
Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)



1) Beat the lemongrass stalks with back of a knife and chop them roughly.


2) In a food processor, add all the ingredients and pulse to get a paste consistency.

3) In a pot over a medium high heat, add oil and then the sambal mixture.

4) Stir constantly and cook for 7 minutes until lighly browned.

5) Add water and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes until creamy.


6) Use the sambal in a marinade for grilled shrimp or as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 612Calories from Fat 370

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.6%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2931 mg122.13%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20%

Dietary Fiber 13 g52%

Sugars 23 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet